October 9, 2015


Yohman’s work: Buckeye player switches from tight end to o-line

Buckeye tight end Jaret Yohman (48) occasionally makes the move to the offensive line during a game. Assistant coach Jared Kaderbek is there to make the quick jersey switch to a legal number. RON SCHWANE/GAZETTE

Every time Buckeye quarterback Nathan Polidori sees it, he busts up. It’s a bit of comic relief for the rest of the Bucks as well, but when tight end Jaret Yohman returns from the sideline in his brown or white mesh jersey to play offensive line, it’s back to business. On a team so few Read More…

High school football: Black River blanked in Patriot Athletic Conference loss to Keystone

LAGRANGE  — The Keystone football team played a game of eat the clock Friday and Black River put together one of its worst games in recent years. By the time it was over, the Pirates were staring at a 20-0 Patriot Athletic Conference Stars Division loss to the Wildcats. Without leading rusher David Bell, who Read More…

High school football: Cloverleaf gets bulldozed by Woodridge

BOSTON TWP. — On homecoming weekend, the Woodridge football team provided fireworks during and after the game Friday. The Bulldogs bulldozed Cloverleaf 56-7 in front of the happy home crowd before the team and community celebrated with a postgame fireworks show. Mistakes put the Colts (1-5, 0-3) in holes and gave Woodridge (6-0, 3-0) more Read More…

High school football: Medina’s disappointing loss to Brunswick

The Medina Bees cheerleaders lead the team onto the field for their homecoming game against Brunswick. (RON SCHWANE / GAZETTE)

MEDINA — Cue up George Thorogood’s guitar intro because Brunswick’s offense was “Bad to the Bone.” Dominating the line of scrimmage and running the ball at will with their flexbone triple-option offense Friday, the Blue Devils technically upset Medina 35-7 in a Greater Cleveland Conference game that could easily be considered a TKO. So much Read More…

High school football: Wadsworth squeezes in win against North Royalton

Wadsworth's Luke Clinton dives for a pass while being defended by North Royalton's Samuel Tarnowski in the second quarter.

NORTH ROYALTON — It was hard to tell at times if it was two defenses slugging it out or two offenses struggling to get out of their own way. Wadsworth and North Royalton played both parts well, but the Grizzlies managed a big first-quarter play and a late field goal Friday to win 9-0 in Read More…

High school football: Wellington had nowhere to run in loss to Buckeye

Buckeye's Nathan Paladori splits Wellington defenders Alex Goss and Everett Kropff on his way to a touch down on a punt return in the first quarter. Photo by Aaron Josefczyk

YORK TWP. — On a homecoming night when Buckeye celebrated the 50th anniversary of its 1965 Inland Conference champion football team, the current Bucks reenacted a Martha and the Vandellas song from that year: They made sure Wellington had “Nowhere to Run.” Buckeye’s defense held the Dukes to 30 total yards in the first half Read More…

LIVE CHAT: Gazette High School Football Week 6


Live Blog Medina County High School Football Week Six  

H.S. football: Hornets upset state-ranked Aurora

GRANGER TWP. — On nearly every read-option they faced Thursday, the Aurora football team’s defenders rabidly went after Highland running back and Medina County leading rusher Sam Jenkins, all but daring quarterback Tyler Zelinski to beat them. Zelinski responded by carving up one of the most feared units in Northeast Ohio. In just his eighth Read More…

High school football: Brunswick tops Elyria for first win of season


  BRUNSWICK — A good start and ball security left Brunswick’s football players celebrating their first win of the year Friday night. Quarterback Nick Horton scored three times and the Blue Devils dominated the line of scrimmage on both sides of the ball in a 26-14 victory over Elyria. Brunswick, which had been outscored 75-23 Read More…

High school football: Black River falls to Columbia


  COLUMBIA STATION — The Black River football team pulled off trick plays and deep passes Friday night when it traveled to state-ranked Columbia. But in the second half of the Patriot Athletic Conference cross-division game, the Raiders took control the old-fashioned way — on the ground — and dominated the line of scrimmage on Read More…